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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:37:49 AM

West Texas Intermediate and Brent crudes charted the biggest weekly gains this year as Islamist fighters extended their advance in Iraq, triggering concern of a return to civil war.

Futures in New York climbed 4.1 percent this week while they added 4.4 percent in London. Government forces in Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer, are seeking to dislodge Islamist militants from cities north of Baghdad after they overran army positions in Mosul this week. U.S. President Barack Obama said yesterday he won’t rule out using airstrikes to help the government.

“Prices have jumped to nine-month highs as the upsurge of violence in Iraq has raised additional risk of supply disruption,” said Gene McGillian, an analyst and broker at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. “The situation in Ira
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dandvicb
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:13:54 AM

SPECULATORS & WALL STREET GREED!!
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:37:54 AM

Any excuse.
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:50:21 AM

Same old crap, different day when it comes to price increase excuses from speculator vultures. Meanwhile, the roller coaster ride of fuel prices under Oblamer continues amid all his lies, coverups, scandals, failed economic & foreign policies, abuses of power, gross incompetence, & major campaign contributions from Big Oil/Utilities. Working class taxpayers continue to be screwed at the pump, with our utilities, & with our taxes while Oblamer pushes his tree hugging, stimulus sucking, union dominated, out of control spending, ultra liberal agenda at our expense. Stop this madness in Nov 14 & start taking our country back before it's too late!
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Buickdriver7
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:11:38 PM

North America uses very little oil from Iraq...and there has been no disruption in supply...so why is it affecting North American prices??...just pure speculation and Big Oil Greed!!!
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:10:48 PM

watch and see.
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reidlej
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 5:29:22 PM

Just another excuse to jack up pump prices!
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mwg6275
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 4:32:43 PM

This should put an end to the idea of exporting US oil.
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Point__man
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:39:52 PM

Wonder what the excuse would be without Iraqi problems. I believe local prices rose prior to the Iraqi problems ;)
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:44:11 PM

GREED!!Just greed.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:17:12 PM

More nonsense from greedy oil speculators and their oil futures.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:58:41 AM

With big oil companies anything goes if it gets the prices up.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:50:19 AM

Gotta keep that panic premium going.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:24:21 AM

Got another planet to fly to?
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:53:32 AM

And it's just getting started . . .
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:45:36 AM

and its only the beginning
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:34:47 AM

Over reaction.

The oil fields in most danger are producing almost nothing currently, although they could do more. That was an Iraqi internal decision. It seems this takeover points to an Iraqi internal decision, too.

It is amazing that Iraq permits a gang of 1,700 people to attempt to take over their country. The US spent several billion ($17b, if I remember correctly) training their military and giving them weapons. Now those same people are discarding their uniforms and simply running, putting up no resistance at all. Now the insurgents have all those US-supplied weapons their military left behind.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:28:37 AM

excuses for greed
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:01:39 AM

Of course....
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:11:33 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:58:38 AM

Really based on what
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:48:20 AM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:35:18 AM

About time to turn the whole region into a glass factory.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:28:46 AM

Will this crap never end?
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:25:49 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:25:00 AM

The storm amidst the calm.

Expect the worst but hope for the worse.

Prepare to be prepared.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:18:13 AM

Based on ???????? wait for it.....Speculation.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:15:06 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:12:08 AM

There has been unrest in Iraq for months, but the media did little to report it. Did not take a rocket scientist to see this coming. Many military folks predicted this when Obama left no residual force in Iraq.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:06:04 AM

There was an article about a week ago that China was currently increasing its stockpile of oil, seems they may have anticipated the upheaval in Iraq. And we all heard Hussein say that Al-Queda was done, so the five prisoners released must have made a big difference.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 8:01:49 AM

Can u feel the economy brakes coming on
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:51:48 AM

Good article.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:50:03 AM

But Obama said it was over, Al-Queda was done and time to swap prisoners???

Sure glad I do not have voting for Obama and lib Congress on my conscience.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:50:01 AM

Keep going.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:49:51 AM

Any excuse will do.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:49:32 AM

If the U.S. is the largest exporter of oil, why are we paying $4 a gallon?
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:46:56 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:45:48 AM

Just more SPECULATION, MANIPULATION & GREEEEEEEEEEED !!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:43:25 AM

I agree humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:42:37 AM

I smell a speculator...
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Approve the Keystone XL pipeline already ! Now studied for over 5 yrs.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:37:33 AM

Good to know. Very informative.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:29:46 AM

Oil company greed is pushing this country right into nationalization.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:25:51 AM

our ultra weak foriegn policy sure didnt help
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:23:07 AM

I agree
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:21:42 AM

I knew this was coming.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:06:06 AM

Same old crap, different day when it comes to price increase excuses from speculator vultures. Meanwhile, the roller coaster ride of fuel prices under Oblamer continues amid all his lies, coverups, scandals, failed economic & foreign policies, abuses of power, gross incompetence, & major campaign contributions from Big Oil/Utilities. Working class taxpayers will continue to be screwed at the pump, with our utilities, & with our taxes while Oblamer pushes his tree hugging, stimulus sucking, union dominated, out of control spending, ultra liberal agenda at our expense. Stop this madness in Nov 2014 & start taking our country back before it's too late!
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studandbabe
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:56:03 AM

So much for the promised price drop
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:36:12 AM

Any excuse will do.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:25:40 AM

'Excuse of the Week'
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:17:45 AM

Frustrating!
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